JAN 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Heritage Groups Come Out For Cash
new helpline set up to help local heritage groups win lottery cash
has proved an instant hit in Coventry.
phone line was connected last week as part of the Heritage Cash
for Coventry scheme, set up by the Heritage Lottery Fund and
Coventry City Council to make applying for lottery funds simpler.
the first week, local advisors have been inundated with over 70
calls and letters from local community groups keen to explore ways
of funding their heritage projects.
compares to less than a handful of enquires a month from Coventry
groups using the national enquiry line.
of the initial calls have been from groups wanting to find out
more about a community conference, which is taking place tomorrow.
Cooper, from the Heritage Lottery Fund, said:
are delighted with the huge response from Coventry groups so
early on in the Cash for Coventry scheme.
are committed to helping make the process of applying for
funding easier and pleased to see local groups making use of
this pioneering lottery outreach scheme".
conference, which is free, is being held at the Old Blue Coat
school and is open to all local community groups interested in
applying for heritage lottery funding.
than 60 local groups are expected to attend the event and some
places are still available by calling the organisers on 024 7683
1121 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
conference will cover information on all the heritage lottery
programmes including Awards for All, the Local Heritage Initiative
and covers grants from £500 to mulit-million bids.
Taylor, local Cash for Coventry Co-ordinator said:
Cash for Coventry Conference is a great opportunity for
community groups to find out more about the scheme and the
heritage lottery funds available.
delighted to hold the event in the magnificent Old Blue Coat
School which in itself is a jewel in Coventry's heritage.”
Cash for Coventry Initiative was launched at the Council House
last week by Baroness Christine Crawley, chair of the Regional
scheme was set up to ensure Coventry receives its fair share of £10
million that is available for heritage projects in the West
Midlands each year.
will run until September and includes promotional events, local
advisors, development vouchers, heritage surgeries and training
[08 JAN 01] HERITAGE CASH ON
OFFER TO HISTORY GROUPS